Senior Criminal Enforcement Officer – Investigation and Disruption

Reference: 348596151

Date Posted: 7 Oct 2022

Location: UK


Salary: £37,435 (National)/£41,185 (London) per annum plus benefits

Location: Home Working

Contract: Permanent/Full-time

The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) enhance and improve the health of millions of people every day through the effective regulation of medicines and medical devices, underpinned by science and research.

The Criminal Enforcement Unit (CEU) is a dedicated law enforcement function within the MHRA, leading interventions to tackle the most serious criminal threats to the public from the illegal sale and supply of medicines and medical devices.

This is an omnicompetent role. You could be involved in a variety of activities, including investigation, covert operations, intelligence collection, tackling cybercrime or delivering innovative interventions to criminal threats as outlined in the attached Job description. 

Job description

We are currently looking to fill several vacancies and are especially keen to hear from candidates with significant experience in investigating serious and complex crime.

The MHRA conducts work to identify, tackle and where appropriate prosecute those responsible for criminal offending. Our activities are generated through an intelligence-led approach, focusing on the key threats to the UK and managing risk to patients.

Desirable criteria

It is desirable, but not essential, for candidates to have significant recent experience in the following areas:

  • The investigation of serious and complex crime.
  • Providing advice on legislation and technical options to disrupt criminality
  • Working collaboratively with stakeholders to reduce criminal threats.
  • Case file preparation and the prosecution of offenders.
  • Contributing to the 4P strategic response framework to criminal threats.


We'll assess you against these behaviours during the selection process:

  • Changing and Improving
  • Working Together
  • Managing a Quality Service

Technical skills

We will assess you against these technical skills during the selection process:

  • Formal accreditation under the Professionalising Investigation Programme (PIP) to level 1 or 2 (investigator) or equivalent, or demonstrable competence to ‘practitioner’ level against core GCFP professional standards.
  • A sound understanding of relevant legislation including PACE, RIPA and CPIA.
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills and a proven ability to write well-focused, penetrating reports fully independently, that articulate complex matters clearly and concisely in a way that aids comprehension.

This is a full-time home working role on a permanent basis with the potential of working from one of our London sites – Canary Wharf London E14 4PU / Potters Bar London EN6 3QG. This post will require some occasional travel within the UK. Please be aware that this role can only be worked in the UK and not overseas.

If you would like to find out more about this fantastic opportunity, please read our Job Description and Person Specification! 

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